Acta Medica Iranica 2011. 49(12):828-830.

Case Report of a Perforated Appendix in the Sac of Inguinal Hernia (Amyand’s Hernia)
Ali Ghafouri, Taha Anbara, Ali Mir, Zhamak Khurgami


This case is a rare aspect of inguinal hernia. The patient was admitted with a 10-day pain of right groin and a past history of an inguinal hernia which was irreducible at the time of admission. In the operating room, the hernia sac was opened which included a perforated and gangrenous appendix that is called Amyand‘s hernia. The patient underwent appendectomy and herniorrhaphy at the same operation.


Appendicitis; Incarcerated inguinal hernia; Amyand’s hernia

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